When the angel showed my heart (center) and explained to me that I needed to remove the rocks that surrounded my heart, I had no idea of how important my heart was. Now I do – everything from our existence is stored there. Our mortal minds can forget but our spirit never will. Everything we need to know about God, about who we are and what we are meant to be is stored in our heart. Once we free our heart of hurt, pain, and anything else that may be blocking it – our ability to receive truth from our inner light will open our lives to love and abundance that we may find difficult to comprehend.
As Christmas approaches, I am reminded of the foreknowledge that prophets of old had of our Savior. His divine destiny was known – his mission foretold. Having visited the Heavenly realm since I took my first mortal breath, I am ever grateful that, because of my Savior, I have a chance to return. Never have I experienced such glory, awe and inspiration as i did during my brief visit there. The birth of Jesus Christ was the first step in that series of events in which He voluntarily made possible our reunion with our God, the Eternal Father. His gift of the Atonement is truly the most precious of all gifts that we have or ever will be given.
Life has its difficult moments (years??) no matter who we are or where we come from. Some of us will be challenged by health, relationships, family, friends, work and some of us will be challenged by something else – the constant is that we will all be challenged. Without those experiences, we lose that precious commodity called growth. We all love growth once we have it and few of it appreciate it while it is occurring. If life has taught me anything (and it has taught me some incredible things), it has taught me that when I make God a part of those difficult moments, the difficult moments become more bearable and even easier. I am grateful for my Creator – He truly knows just what I need and how to succor me in those very most difficult of moments of my life.